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Police Say They Have 'Subway Brake Bandit,' Who Stopped Trains Without Reason

New York transit officials think he would surf on top of a train, get into the operating cabin, and then yank the emergency brake. The train would be delayed, along with others on that line.
Police officials in New York said Friday they arrested a suspect who may be the "Subway Brake Bandit." The bandit disrupting trains by pulling emergency brakes without reason. Source: Spencer Platt

New York commuters have reason to cheer: the Subway Brake Bandit apparently has been apprehended, authorities announced on Friday.

Brooklyn resident Isaiah Thompson, 23, allegedly spent months furtively yanking emergency brakes on city subway trains at least 40 times, prompting as trains, along with their riders, to be delayed.

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